“Digital skills are vital for students today because this is what their jobs will look like in the future,” says veteran middle school teacher Kay Vanzant-Bradney of Nelson Academy in Long Beach, California. “And given our circumstances right now, with the pandemic and remote learning, if you don’t have digital skills, you literally can’t connect with your education.”
The pandemic has given us a chance to hit the reset button on a lot of things, and education is one of them. This is why her students use Google’s Applied Digital Skills, a free, video-based, online digital literacy curriculum. Through flexible project-based learning, each lesson teaches foundational digital and technological skills. Students learn to solve real-world problems, like how to craft resumes, design infographics and create interactive presentations from scratch.
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